cham·ber /ˈʧembɚ/ 名詞
1. A retired room, esp. an upper room used for sleeping; a bedroom; as, the house had four chambers.
2. pl. Apartments in a lodging house. “A bachelor's life in chambers.”
3. A hall, as where a king gives audience, or a deliberative body or assembly meets; as, presence chamber; senate chamber.
4. A legislative or judicial body; an assembly; a society or association; as, the Chamber of Deputies; the Chamber of Commerce.
5. A compartment or cell; an inclosed space or cavity; as, the chamber of a canal lock; the chamber of a furnace; the chamber of the eye.
6. pl. Law. A room or rooms where a lawyer transacts business; a room or rooms where a judge transacts such official business as may be done out of court.
7. A chamber pot. [Colloq.]
8. Mil. (a) That part of the bore of a piece of ordnance which holds the charge, esp. when of different diameter from the rest of the bore; -- formerly, in guns, made smaller than the bore, but now larger, esp. in breech-loading guns. (b) A cavity in a mine, usually of a cubical form, to contain the powder. (c) A short piece of ordnance or cannon, which stood on its breech, without any carriage, formerly used chiefly for rejoicings and theatrical cannonades.
Air chamber. See Air chamber, in the Vocabulary.
Chamber of commerce, a board or association to protect the interests of commerce, chosen from among the merchants and traders of a city.
Chamber council, a secret council. --Shak.
Chamber counsel or Chamber counselor, a counselor who gives his opinion in private, or at his chambers, but does not advocate causes in court.
Chamber fellow, a chamber companion; a roommate; a chum.
Chamber hangings, tapestry or hangings for a chamber.
Chamber lye, urine. --Shak.
Chamber music, vocal or instrumental music adapted to performance in a chamber or small apartment or audience room, instead of a theater, concert hall, or church.
Chamber practice Law., the practice of counselors at law, who give their opinions in private, but do not appear in court.
To sit at chambers, to do business in chambers, as a judge.
Cham·ber v. i. [imp. & p. p. Chambered p. pr. & vb. n. Chambering.]
1. To reside in or occupy a chamber or chambers.
2. To be lascivious. [Obs.]
Cham·ber, v. t.
1. To shut up, as in a chamber.
2. To furnish with a chamber; as, to chamber a gun.
n 1: a natural or artificial enclosed space
2: an enclosed volume (as the aqueous chamber of the eyeball or
the chambers of the heart)
3: a room where a judge transacts business
4: a deliberative or legislative or administrative or judicial
assembly; "the upper chamber is the senate"
5: a room used primarily for sleeping [syn: bedroom, sleeping
v : place in a chamber
"on the wall," which the Shunammite prepared for the prophet
Elisha (2 Kings 4:10), was an upper chamber over the porch
through the hall toward the street. This was the "guest chamber"
where entertainments were prepared (Mark 14:14). There were also
"chambers within chambers" (1 Kings 22:25; 2 Kings 9:2). To
enter into a chamber is used metaphorically of prayer and
communion with God (Isa. 26:20). The "chambers of the south"
(Job 9:9) are probably the constelations of the southern
hemisphere. The "chambers of imagery", i.e., chambers painted
with images, as used by Ezekiel (8:12), is an expression
denoting the vision the prophet had of the abominations
practised by the Jews in Jerusalem.